Ever wanted to get away from it all and relax in a secret corner of your own home? Custom home builders can design your home to exact specifications, giving you the secret rooms and spaces you crave to take a break from the world and get some ‘me’ time.
Consider some of the ways you can create rejuvenating and inspiring spaces with a custom home design. Here are just a few ideas, but there are countless options to choose from.
Build a Den
When thinking about designing a new home, many people think in terms of the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and common spaces. Why not build in an architecturally appealing, secluded den?
A den is a coveted space for many homeowners. It offers room away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to work on creative or intellectual projects, read inspiring books and novels, or sit for quiet reflection and meditation. These spaces can even be used to finish up remote work from the office.
By choosing a comfortable corner of the house, a top floor, or a lower level with soft lighting, you can make this space one to look forward to. Choose architecture that supports your goals for the space. Whether you want to relax into the coziness of a lodge on the lake or whether you want a more modern design, a den is sure to provide the perfect customized space for you to enjoy.
Create Space in Caverns
The cavernous space in a house presents the opportunity to build and design unique spaces that can be tailored to your needs. Think about what spaces might hold the most potential for a secret haven, and conjure up a vision of using that room.
A reading nook might perfectly fit below the stairs, and shelving could be built into the structure of the stairwell. You could also dedicate one of these spaces to a devoted craft, in case you need a place to set up a sewing machine or a small painting studio. Building onto the house itself, you can add privacy features like a disguised door that looks like part of the wall, or a movable bookshelf that reveals a secluded space.
Don’t Forget the Bathroom
Secret space can be added just about anywhere when designing your custom home. Add more function to your bathroom with a secret sauna attached to the main bathroom area. This could be cleverly disguised behind a storage shelf or made to look like a simple linen closet. Secret space doesn’t just have to be for a bonus room. Consider disguising a towel heater in a slide out drawer for fresh-from-the-dryer towels after each and every shower.
If you love being outdoors, you could even create a unique space on the outside of the house flanked by supporting structures and design. Picture a deck or a ground-level patio, and then take your vision a step further. Imagine an architecture that could be built onto the outside walls for an even more customized space.
Whether you think you’ll add a sunroom, sauna, hot tub, or other luxury features, utilizing the outdoors to create a space of your own will help you get the most out of your custom home.
When you’re ready to design a home to live comfortably, surprise and delight guests and get away from the world for a while, talk to one of our Carrington Home design experts to learn how you can get the absolute most from your home! We’ll help you design the space to be everything you want and more!